WAVE Workshop 2015 – 15th European AIDS Conference, Barcelona
The EACS WAVE workshop promoting the welfare of HIV positive women in Europe took place on October 21, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the 15th European AIDS Conference in Barcelona.
Welcome and Introduction -- Fiona Mulcahy (Ireland)
Session 1 - Chairs: Karoline Aebi-Popp (Switzerland); Jane Anderson (United Kingdom)
Plenary 1: Gender, Socio-Economic Factors, and HIV Treatment Outcomes
Determinants of treatment outcomes in HIV-positive women, with a focus on socio-economic factors
Fiona Lampe (United Kingdom)
Plenary 2: Strengthening the PMTCT Programme to Minimise Vertical Transmission of HIV and HBV in Cameroon
Researching HIV outcomes where resources are constrained
Judith Ndongo Torimiro (Cameroon)
Case Study 1: Factors Associated with Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1 in Romania: Is Postnatal HIV Infection Still a Risk?!
Covering issues related to HIV transmission, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and care issues pertinent to Eastern Europe - emphasis on lessons to be learned/how things could have been done better
Cristiana Oprea (Romania)
Q&A: Improving Outcomes
Session 2 - Chairs: Annette Haberl (Germany); Margaret Johnson (United Kingdom)
Plenary 3: How Does Contraceptive Use Increase the Risk of HIV Acquisition?
Emerging issues in contraception (including but not limited to drug interactions and address depo-provera and HIV transmission issues)
Giovanni Di Perri (Italy)
Case Study 2: Tackling Challenges in Long-Term Treatment
Care issues relevant to older women
Teresa Branco (Portugal)
Session 3 - Chairs: Elisabeth Crafer (United Kingdom); Antonella d'Arminio Monforte (Italy)
Plenary 4: HPV-related Cancers and Their Prevention in HIV-positive Women
Focus on new data on cervical cancers, anal cancer and other HIV-related cancers, and vaccination-related issues
Déborah Konopnicki (Belgium)
Case Study 3: Missed Opportunities
Covering the patient's experience of how "things could have gone better" in terms of care received
Ophelia Haanyama (Sweden)
The Next Steps -- Fiona Mulcahy (Ireland)
Training and educating the next generation of clinicians and researchers is an EACS core activity.
EACS Treatment Guidelines updated
The EACS Treatment Guidelines 8.1 and the app are available for free on
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16th European AIDS Conference
Online registration, abstract submission, scholarship applications, and accommodation booking are open.